Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs: Introduction
Colorado Springs: Geography and Climate
Colorado Springs: History
Colorado Springs: Population Profile
Colorado Springs: Municipal Government
Colorado Springs: Economy
Colorado Springs: Education and Research
Colorado Springs: Health Care
Colorado Springs: Recreation
Colorado Springs: Convention Facilities
Colorado Springs: Transportation
Colorado Springs: Communications

Colorado Springs

The City in Brief

Founded: 1871 (incorporated, 1872)

Head Official: Mayor Lionel Rivera (since 2003)

City Population

1980: 215,150

1990: 283,112

2000: 360,890

2003 estimate: 370,448

Percent change, 1990–2000: 27.5%

U.S. rank in 1980: 66th

U.S. rank in 1990: 54th

U.S. rank in 2000: 48th (State rank: 2nd)

Metropolitan Area Population

1980: 309,000

1990: 397,014

2000: 516,929

Percent change, 1990–2000: 31.3%

U.S. rank in 1980: 105th

U.S. rank in 1990: 90th

U.S. rank in 2000: 80th

Area: 186 square miles (2000)

Elevation: 6,035 feet above sea level

Average Annual Temperature: 47.8° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 17.4 inches

Major Economic Sectors: Tourism, military, space technology, computers and electronics, healthcare, printing and publishing, manufacturing

Unemployment Rate: 5.4% (December 2004)

Per Capita Income: $22,496 (1999)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 20,247

Major Colleges and Universities: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Technical College, Colorado College

Daily Newspapers: The Gazette

Colorado Springs